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Solution: How to transfer files to Windows 8.1 with Windows Easy Transfer

2014-08-20 16:35:42 Posted by Hana Lee to PC Transfer

Summary:
Windows8.1 does not support Windows Easy Transfer, any alternative way to transfer data from/to Windows 8.1 We list three ways to migrate files from Windows XP/Vista/7/8 to Windows8.1.

Microsoft released Windows Easy Transfer to resolve the data migration among multiple PCs. When people cheer up and appreciate it, some guys find WET isn't supported by Windows 8.1. In other words, Windows Easy Transfer can't transfer data from Windows XP/7/8 to Windows 8.1 or from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10.

Windows Easy Transfer isn't supported on Windows 8.1

"Seriously?
No soup for you!?
There is no Windows Easy Transfer Wizard support for moving user data from XP to Windows 8.1? When I am using WET on Windows 8.1, it doesn’t work. Is this discontinued in Windows 8.1 or a bug?
I suppose I should not be shocked, but I am.
..."

Yeah, it looks most of people don't know the fact, and take much time to install and create WET files on Windows XP, open that file in Windows 8.1. But it failed. Or run WET in Windows 8.1, browse to WET file created in Windows XP, failed. Or when we launch Windows Easy Transfer on Windows8.1, it only gives an option to load settings from my "old" PC, not save from my current. If we choose "No" in the dialogue, it closes the wizard. That's really disappointing.

Windows Easy Transfer on Windows8.1

The Windows Easy Transfer alternative on Windows 8.1

If you plan to migrate data from Windows XP/Vista/7/8 to Windows 8.1, or transfer files among multiple Windows 8.1, you can use the hard disk or some third-part software. About the data migration tool, both of PCTrans and PCmover are good choice, but personally I recommend PCTrans Free version, for it is completely free and PCmover will charge $59.95. Todo PCTrans can free transfer all data, especially for the big amount of data, from or to Windows 8.1. Need to transfer over 2 software from WindowsXP/Vista to Windows8.1, you can upgrade to Todo PCTrans Pro or reinstall on Windows 8.1.

How to transfer files from/to Windows 8.1 with Todo PCTrans Free

Firstly install PCTrans programs on two computers in the same network. And Todo PCTrans Free will connect the two PCs through automatically detecting the program on another PC. Then choose "Current PC ->Targed PC" or "Targed PC -> Current PC". Through clicking "Edit" you can select files and software to transfer. Now you just wait the programs to finish the transferring process. If your computers not in same network, please choose via a image files to migrate. About how to replace the Windows Easy Transfer and transfer data on Windows 8.1, we list 3 ways: using removable hard disk, PCTrans, PCmover, hope one of them can help you.

Windows Easy Transfer for Windows8.1